Media::Info - Return information on media file/URL
This document describes version 0.133 of Media::Info (from Perl distribution Media-Info), released on 2020-07-29.
use Media::Info qw(get_media_info);
my $res = get_media_info(media => '/path/to/celine.mp4');
audio_bitrate => 128000,
audio_format => 85,
audio_rate => 44100,
duration => 2081.25,
num_channels => 2,
num_chapters => 0,
"func.raw_output" => "ID_AUDIO_ID=0\n...",
This module provides a common interface for Media::Info::* modules, which you can use to get information about a media file (like video, music, etc) using specific backends. Currently the available backends include Media::Info::Mplayer, Media::Info::Ffmpeg, Media::Info::Mediainfo.
get_media_info(%args) -> [status, msg, payload, meta]
Return information on media file/URL.
This function is not exported by default, but exportable.
Arguments ('*' denotes required arguments):
backend => str
Choose specific backend.
media* => str
Note that not every backend can retrieve URL. At the time of this writing, only the Mplayer backend can.
Many fields will depend on the backend used. Common fields returned include:
backend: the Media::Info::* backend module used, e.g. Ffmpeg.
type_from_name: either image, audio, video, or unknown. This is determined from filename (extension).
Returns an enveloped result (an array).
First element (status) is an integer containing HTTP status code (200 means OK, 4xx caller error, 5xx function error). Second element (msg) is a string containing error message, or 'OK' if status is 200. Third element (payload) is optional, the actual result. Fourth element (meta) is called result metadata and is optional, a hash that contains extra information.
Return value: (any)
Please visit the project's homepage at https://metacpan.org/release/Media-Info.
Source repository is at https://github.com/perlancar/perl-Media-Info.
Please report any bugs or feature requests on the bugtracker website https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Media-Info
When submitting a bug or request, please include a test-file or a patch to an existing test-file that illustrates the bug or desired feature.
Video::Info - Media::Info is first written because I couldn't install Video::Info. That module doesn't seem maintained (last release is in 2003 at the time of this writing), plus I want a per-backend namespace organization instead of per-format one, and a simple functional interface instead of OO interface.
This software is copyright (c) 2020, 2019, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 by firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.
To install Media::Info, copy and paste the appropriate command in to your terminal.
perl -MCPAN -e shell
For more information on module installation, please visit the detailed CPAN module installation guide.